Dear AHRA Members and Friends,
I am saddened to announce the passing this weekend of AHRA Past President, Ed Yoder, CRA, FAHRA following a tough battle with cancer. We have lost a very special person. He was not only a friend, but a leader of our association.
In over 15 years as a loyal member of AHRA, Ed provided his expertise as a columnist for Radiology Management, an author for AHRA textbooks, and a frequent speaker at many AHRA conferences. He also served our members as a much-valued leader serving 2 terms on the Board of Directors, including 3 years as our Finance Director. He was elected by the membership to serve as AHRA President in 2013-2014 and was instrumental in developing the association’s strategic plan. He was passionate about leadership in healthcare and volunteered his time and talents out of a strong desire to share with his colleagues and help others.
We are heartbroken that he’s gone. However, we take comfort that he’s at peace and far from pain and suffering. We will never forget him. Certain people touch our lives and, for us, Ed will always be a Rock Star!
As we are waiting for Ed’s funeral arrangements, let’s keep his family and friends in our thoughts.
May he rest in peace.
– Ernesto A. Cerdena, PHDc, RT, CRA, FAHRA
If you wold like to make a donation in memory of Ed there are two options:
- To donate directly to Ed’s family, a “Go Fund Me” has been established: https://www.gofundme.com/edandritayoder
- If you prefer, a donation can be made to the AHRA Education Foundation in Ed’s memory. Here is the link: www.ahraonline.org/Foundation
Please do not forget to add Ed Yoder’s name in the box:
Ernesto A. Cerdena, PHDc, RT, CRA, FAHRA is the president of the 2015-2016 AHRA Board of Directors. He is the director of diagnostic imaging/radiology services at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, CT. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.